Bug 103851 - add a "Capitalize first letter in lists" option and turn it off by default
Summary: add a "Capitalize first letter in lists" option and turn it off by default
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: AutoCorrect-Complete
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Reported: 2016-11-11 08:41 UTC by Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB)
Modified: 2019-06-13 14:43 UTC (History)
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Description Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB) 2016-11-11 08:41:42 UTC
I suggest to disable the Autocorrect option "Capitalize first letter of each sentence" by default (meaning it can be enabled back by the user).

Personally I find this confusing more often than helpful, especially when working with Impress. There you often have bullet point lists that start with lower case letters where you don't want a capitalized letter at the start, and it's very annoying (and non-obvious) to correct that manually.

Hence my suggestion to disable this by default.
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2016-11-11 12:43:19 UTC
While I disagree with the idea to disable capitalization in general I faced the trouble with lists too. So why not have another option "[ ] Capitalize first letter in lists"? Which is off by default, independently from the sentence option.
Comment 2 Cor Nouws 2016-11-12 08:03:46 UTC
mwah. what to think of this..
talking about wishes, I would prefer:
- smart popup the first time explaining what happens and allowing to go to settings;
- separate settings for Calc and Writer (and ...)
  (thought we already had an issue for that, but it must have been AutoSpell that
   I'm confused with..) >> see bug 103882
Comment 3 Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB) 2016-12-02 08:15:47 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #1)
> So why not have another option "[ ] Capitalize
> first letter in lists"? Which is off by default, independently from the
> sentence option.

Sounds good to me. I like this suggestion more than the popup Cor suggested.
Comment 4 tommy27 2016-12-23 05:18:06 UTC
(In reply to Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB) from comment #3)
> (In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #1)
> > So why not have another option "[ ] Capitalize
> > first letter in lists"? Which is off by default, independently from the
> > sentence option.
> 
> Sounds good to me. I like this suggestion more than the popup Cor suggested.

+1. edited summary.
Comment 5 Rob Lewis 2017-07-22 17:26:08 UTC
It should be possible to disable auto-capitalization of the first letter of text in Calc cells.
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2018-09-11 09:33:45 UTC
Removing needsUX since input has been given. I wonder if such an option is an easy hack.